Teacher Loses License Over Sex Scandal

The 40-year-old admitted she had an eight-month relationship with a 16-year-old student, police said.

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    Jennifer Espinosa admits to having a relationship with an expelled student, police say.

    A student sex scandal led to a a former Maine East high school teacher losing her license.

    A judge ordered Jennifer Espinosa to serve 30 months probation after having an eight-month relationship with a 16-year-old former student, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

    Espinosa pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in a Skokie courthouse on Thursday.

    The 40-year-old had been free on bond since her arrest in May of 2009. Police arrested her, the teen, and another man after they found them in a parked car filled with marijuana smoke at an apartment complex in Des Plaines.

    Espinosa, a mother of two, was married at the time of her arrest but admitted she had sex with the 16-year-old in her home and car numerous times. According to the Cook County officials, the teen is an alleged gang member.